Deer Season Dates and Bag Limits 

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2014 Deer Season Opening Dates

  • Archery Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014
  • Muzzleloader Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014
  • Modern Gun Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014

expand Deer - Archery 
Zones: 1; 1A; 2; 3; 6; 6A; 7; 8; 8A; 9; 10; 13; 14; 15; 16; 16A
Opens:9/27/2014
Ends:2/28/2015
Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
Limits:
Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
Zone Limit: Four deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks or up to four does may be taken with archery tackle. No dogs.  
 
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  • Bowhunters may harvest deer according to archery limits during open firearms seasons, but must wear hunter orange.  
 
Zones: 4; 4A; 4B; 5; 5A; 5B; 11
Opens:9/27/2014
Ends:2/28/2015
Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
Limits:
Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
Zone Limit: Three deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks or up to three does may be taken with archery tackle. No dogs.
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  • Bowhunters may harvest deer according to archery limits during open firearms season, but must wear hunter orange. 
Zones: 12; 17
Opens:9/27/2014
Ends:2/28/2015
Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
Limits:
Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
Zone Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks or up to six does may be taken with archery tackle. No dogs.
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  • Bowhunters may harvest deer according to archery limits during open firearms season, but must wear hunter orange. 
expand Deer - Christmas Holiday Modern Gun 
Zones: 1; 1A; 2; 3; 6; 6A; 8; 8A; 9; 10; 14; 15; 16; 16A
Opens:12/26/2014
Ends:12/28/2014
Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
Limits:
Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
Zone Limit: Four deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks and up to two does may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
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  • No dogs.
Zones: 7
Opens:12/26/2014
Ends:12/28/2014
Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
Limits:
Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
Zone Limit: Four deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks and one doe may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
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  • No dogs.
Zones: 4; 4B; 5; 5B; 11
Opens:12/26/2014
Ends:12/28/2014
Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
Limits:
Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
Zone Limit: Three deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks and one doe may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
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  • In deer zones 4, 4B, 5 and 5B, modern guns are restricted to:
    • muzzleloaders;
    • shotguns (.410 or larger) with slugs; or
    • pistols having barrels 4 to 10 inches long, chambered for straight-wall centerfire cartridges and using lead, lead allowy, soft nose or hollow point bullets .30 caliber or larger.
  • No dogs.
Zones: 4A; 5A
Opens:12/26/2014
Ends:12/28/2014
Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
Limits:
Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
Zone Limit: Three deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks or up to two does may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
More:
  • No dogs.
Zones: 12; 17
Opens:12/26/2014
Ends:12/28/2014
Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
Limits:
Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
Zone Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks or up to six does may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
More:
  • No dogs.
Zones: 13
Opens:12/26/2014
Ends:12/28/2014
Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
Limits:
Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
Zone Limit: Four deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks or up to four does may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
More:
  • No dogs.
expand Deer - Modern Gun 
Zones: 1; 1A; 2; 3; 6; 6A; 8; 8A; 10
Opens:11/8/2014
Ends:11/30/2014
Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
Limits:
Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
Zone Limit: Four deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks and up to two does may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined. 
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  • Dogs are allowed Nov. 8-30 in Zones 1A, 6, 6A, 8, 8A and 10.
  • No dogs in Zones 1, 2 and 3.
  • Zones: 7
    Opens:11/8/2014
    Ends:11/30/2014
    Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
    Limits:
    Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
    Zone Limit: Four deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks and one doe may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined. 
    More:
  • Dogs are allowed Nov. 8-30.
  • Zones: 4; 5
    Opens:11/8/2014
    Ends:11/9/2014
    Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
    Limits:
    Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
    Zone Limit: Three deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks and one doe may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
    More:
    • No dogs.
    • In deer zones 4, 4B, 5 and 5B, modern guns are restricted to:
      • muzzleloaders;
      • shotguns (.410 or larger) with slugs; or
      • pistols having barrels 4 to 10 inches long, chambered for straight-wall centerfire cartridges and using lead, soft-nose or hollow-point bullets .30 caliber or larger.
    Zones: 5
    Opens:11/15/2014
    Ends:11/16/2014
    Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
    Limits:
    Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
    Zone Limit: Three deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks and one doe may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
    More:
    • No dogs.
    • In deer zones 4, 4B, 5 and 5B, modern guns are restricted to:
      • muzzleloaders;
      • shotguns (.410 or larger) with slugs; or
      • pistols having barrels 4 to 10 inches long, chambered for straight-wall centerfire cartridges and using lead, soft-nose or hollow-point bullets .30 caliber or larger.
    Zones: 4A; 5A
    Opens:11/8/2014
    Ends:12/7/2014
    Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
    Limits:
    Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
    Zone Limit: Three deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks or up to two does may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
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  • Does may be taken the entire modern gun season.
  • No dogs.
  • Zones: 4B; 5B
    Opens:11/8/2014
    Ends:11/16/2014
    Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
    Limits:
    Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
    Zone Limit: Three deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks and one doe may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
    More:
    • No dogs.
    • In deer zones 4, 4B, 5 and 5B, modern guns are restricted to:
      • muzzleloaders;
      • shotguns (.410 or larger) with slugs; or
      • pistols having barrels 4 to 10 inches long, chambered for straight-wall centerfire cartridges and using lead, soft-nose or hollow-point bullets .30 caliber or larger.
    Zones: 9
    Opens:11/8/2014
    Ends:12/14/2014
    Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
    Limits:
    Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
    Zone Limit: Four deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks or up to two does may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
    More:
  • No dogs.
  • Zones: 11
    Opens:11/8/2014
    Ends:11/30/2014
    Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
    Limits:
    Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
    Zone Limit: Three deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks and one doe may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
    More:
    • Dogs are allowed Nov. 8-30.
    Zones: 12
    Opens:11/8/2014
    Ends:12/14/2014
    Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
    Limits:
    Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
    Zone Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks and up to six does may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
    More:
  • Dogs are allowed Nov. 8-Dec. 15.
  • Zones: 13
    Opens:11/8/2014
    Ends:12/14/2014
    Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
    Limits:
    Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
    Zone Limit: Four deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks or up to four does may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
    More:
    • Dogs are allowed Nov. 8-Dec 15.
    Zones: 14; 15
    Opens:11/8/2014
    Ends:12/7/2014
    Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
    Limits:
    Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
    Zone Limit: Four deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks or up to two does may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
    More:
  • Dogs are allowed Nov. 8-Dec. 7.
  • Zones: 16; 16A
    Opens:11/8/2014
    Ends:12/25/2014
    Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
    Limits:
    Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
    Zone Limit: Four deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks or up to two does may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
    More:
    • No Dogs in Zone 16
    • Dogs are allowed in Zone 16A Nov. 8-Dec. 25.
    Zones: 17
    Opens:11/8/2014
    Ends:12/25/2014
    Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
    Limits:
    Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
    Zone Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks and up to six does may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined. 
    More:
  • Dogs are allowed Nov. 8-Dec. 25.
  • expand Deer - Muzzleloader 
    Zones: 4; 5; 4B; 5B
    Opens: Closed
    Zones: 1; 1A; 2; 3; 6; 6A; 8; 8A; 9; 10; 14; 15; 16; 16A
    Opens:10/18/2014
    Ends:10/26/2014
    Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
    Limits:
    Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
    Zone Limit: Four deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks and up to two does may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
    More:
    • No dogs.
    Zones: 1; 1A; 2; 3; 6; 6A; 8; 8A; 10; 14; 15
    Opens:12/13/2014
    Ends:12/15/2014
    Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
    Limits:
    Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
    Zone Limit: Four deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks and up to two does may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
    More:
    • No dogs.
    Zones: 9; 16; 16A
    Opens:12/29/2014
    Ends:12/31/2014
    Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
    Limits:
    Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
    Zone Limit: Four deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks and up to two does may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
    More:
    • No dogs.
    Zones: 7
    Opens:10/18/2014
    Ends:10/26/2014
    Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
    Limits:
    Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
    Zone Limit: Four deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks and one doe may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
    More:
    • No dogs.
    Zones: 7
    Opens:12/13/2014
    Ends:12/15/2014
    Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
    Limits:
    Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
    Zone Limit: Four deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks and one doe may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
    More:
    • No dogs.
    Zones: 4A; 5A
    Opens:10/18/2014
    Ends:10/26/2014
    Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
    Limits:
    Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
    Zone Limit: Three deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks or up to two does may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
    More:
    • No dogs.
    Zones: 4A; 5A
    Opens:12/13/2014
    Ends:12/15/2014
    Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
    Limits:
    Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
    Zone Limit: Three deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks or up to two does may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
    More:
    • No dogs.
    Zones: 11
    Opens:10/18/2014
    Ends:10/26/2014
    Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
    Limits:
    Seasonal Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two bucks.
    Zone Bag Limit: Seasonal bag limit of three deer, which may include 2 bucks and one doe with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.
    More:
    • No Dogs.
    Zones: 11
    Opens:12/13/2014
    Ends:12/15/2014
    Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
    Limits:
    Seasonal Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two bucks.
    Zone Bag Limit: Seasonal bag limit of three deer, which may include 2 bucks and one doe with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.
    More:
    • No Dogs.
    Zones: 12; 17
    Opens:10/18/2014
    Ends:10/26/2014
    Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
    Limits:
    Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
    Zone Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks or up to six does may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
    More:
    • No dogs.
    Zones: 12; 17
    Opens:12/29/2014
    Ends:12/31/2014
    Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
    Limits:
    Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
    Zone Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks or up to six does may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
    More:
    • No dogs.
    Zones: 13
    Opens:10/18/2014
    Ends:10/26/2014
    Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
    Limits:
    Seasonal Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two bucks.
    Zone Bag Limit: Seasonal bag limit of four deer, which may include 2 bucks or up to four does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.
    More:
    • No Dogs.
    Zones: 13
    Opens:12/29/2014
    Ends:12/31/2014
    Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
    Limits:
    Seasonal Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two bucks.
    Zone Bag Limit: Seasonal bag limit of four deer, which may include two bucks or up to four does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.
    More:
    • No Dogs.
    expand Deer - Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Season 
    Zones: 4; 4A; 4B; 5; 5A; 5B; 7; 11
    Opens: Closed
    Zones: 1; 1A; 2; 3; 6; 6A; 8; 8A; 9; 10; 14; 15; 16; 16A
    Opens:10/11/2014
    Ends:10/15/2014
    Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
    Limits:
    Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
    Zone Limit: Four deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks and up to two does may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
    More:
    • Hunters using modern guns or muzzleloaders during these days may take only does or button bucks (both antlers shorter than 2 inches).
    • Bowhunters may take bucks or does, but must wear blaze orange.
    Zones: 12; 17
    Opens:10/11/2014
    Ends:10/15/2014
    Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
    Limits:
    Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
    Zone Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks or up to six does may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
    More:
    • Hunters using modern guns or muzzleloaders during these days may take only does and button bucks (both antlers shorter than 2 inches).
    • Bowhunters may take bucks or does, but must wear blaze orange.
    Zones: 13
    Opens:10/11/2014
    Ends:10/15/2014
    Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
    Limits:
    Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
    Zone Limit: Four deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks or up to four does may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
    More:
    • Hunters using modern guns or muzzleloaders during these days may take only does and button bucks (both antlers shorter than 2 inches).
    • Bowhunters may take bucks or does, but must wear blaze orange.
    expand Deer - Special Youth Modern Gun 
    Zones: 1; 10; 11; 12; 13; 14; 15; 16; 16A; 17; 1A; 2; 3; 4; 4A; 4B; 5; 5A; 5B; 6; 6A; 7; 8; 8A; 9
    Opens:11/1/2014
    Ends:11/2/2014
    Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
    Limits:
    • Only youths 6 to 15 years old may harvest deer during the special youth modern gun deer hunt (see exceptions below).
    • Youths who have completed hunter education must be accompanied by an adult at least 18 years old. Youths who have not completed hunter education must be under the direct supervision of an adult at least 21.
    • Youths may harvest the modern gun limit of bucks and does for the zone they are hunting during the youth hunt. (NOTE: Antler-point restrictions for bucks do not apply to youth hunters any time during this hunt or the rest of deer season.)
    • All deer harvested count toward the youth’s seasonal bag limit.
    • No dogs.
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    Exceptions: 

    • Bowhunters may hunt during the youth hunt, but must wear hunter orange;
    • WMAs with permit-based deer hunts are closed to the Special Youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt. 
    Zones: 1; 10; 11; 12; 13; 14; 15; 16; 16A; 17; 1A; 2; 3; 4; 4A; 4B; 5; 5A; 5B; 6; 6A; 7; 8; 8A; 9
    Opens:1/3/2015
    Ends:1/4/2015
    Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
    Limits:
    • Only youths 6 to 15 years old may harvest deer during the special youth modern gun deer hunt (see exceptions below).
    • Youths who have completed hunter education must be accompanied by an adult at least 18 years old. Youths who have not completed hunter education must be under the direct supervision of an adult at least 21.
    • Youths may harvest the modern gun limit of bucks and does for the zone they are hunting during the youth hunt. (NOTE: Antler-point restrictions for bucks do not apply to youth hunters any time during this hunt or the rest of deer season.)
    • All deer harvested count toward the youth’s seasonal bag limit.
    • No dogs.
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    Exceptions:

    • Bowhunters may hunt during the youth hunt, but must wear hunter orange;
    • WMAs with permit-based deer hunts are closed to the Special Youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt.